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PHCC freshman named to first-team All-American squad in volleyball

Lindsey Watson, a freshman at Pasco-Hernando Community College, has been selected as a 2011 first team All-American for volleyball by the National Junior College Athletic Association.

A defensive specialist, Watson led the Conquistadors in perfect passes and digs for the season. She was named defensive player of the week twice by the Florida College System Activities Association and received all tournament honors four times during the season.

The team finished the regular season with a record of 31-11 and finished in the top 16 in the country.

"We are very proud of Lindsey and her accomplishments this season," PHCC head volleyball coach Kim Whitney said. "She exemplified an incredible work ethic throughout the season, and the honor is very well deserved."

LACROSSE: The Dick's Sporting Goods Tournament of Champions, the only true national championship in lacrosse for high school-age club teams, will be played at Wesley Chapel District Park from Dec. 30 to Jan. 1. The tournament features teams that fought through qualifying tournaments to get there. There will be boys and girls divisions offered for Elite (varsity) and Rising Stars (junior varsity). There will be a village of vendors and the event is open to the public. For information, visit

VOLLEYBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex is holding registration for a youth volleyball league that begins on Jan. 21. There will be an evaluation day Jan. 14. The league is open to boys and girls ages 10 to 15 for $25 per participant. Proof of age is required. Games will be held on Saturdays. For information, call (727) 942-7439 or (727) 934-4198.

BASKETBALL: The J. Ben Harrill Recreation Complex is having open registration for its girls youth basketball league. The league is open to girls ages 10 to 14 and costs $35 per participant. Space is limited so early registration is encouraged. The league will begin Feb. 18 with an evaluation day taking place on Feb. 11. Games will take place on Saturdays at the recreation center. Proof of age is required to participate. For information, call (727) 942-7439 or (727) 934-4198.

BASKETBALL CAMP: Trainer Rob Oppedisano will host a winter break basketball camp from Jan. 3-5 at Veterans Memorial Park. The camp will run from 9 to 11 a.m. for ages 5 to 11; 1 to 3 p.m. for ages 12 to 14. Cost is $65. For information call (727) 861-3033.

WEE BASKETBALL: Registration begins Jan. 17 for a "Bumblebee Basketball" program for 3- to 4-year-olds at Veterans Memorial Park. The sessions, which will be held Tuesday nights, will include 30 minutes of instruction on basic skills and 30 minutes of game play. Cost is $10 per child. For information call (727) 861-3033.

MINI PLANES: Radio-control flying enthusiasts can take their aerial maneuvers indoors starting Jan. 4. Veterans Memorial Park will host Full Throttle Radio Control Flyers events from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays in the gymnasium, 14333 Hicks Road in Hudson. Pilots may only bring electric planes. All ages are welcome, but children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Help will be available to new flyers. The class costs $1 per flyer. For information, call (727) 861-3033.

CHEERLEADING: The James Irvin Civic Center in Dade City hosts East Pasco All Star Cheerleading for all elementary, middle and high school girls. The course is designed to teach the fundamentals of cheerleading while developing and strengthening motions, jumps, stunts, dance and other skills. Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings and cost $20 per month. For information, call instructor Erica Fechter at (813) 375-2246 or the center at (352) 521-4166.

To submit listings on community sports or recreation events, contact David Rice at

PHCC freshman named to first-team All-American squad in volleyball 12/15/11 [Last modified: Thursday, December 15, 2011 8:18pm]
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